RetroRik wrote:Is there anybody here that had both at one time or another and therefore don't really have a bias.?
What do these people really think.?
I can't say I owned both, but I play both through emulation and try to view them through harsh, nostalgia-free eyes. I realise this isn't the same as living the magic, but still...
When I compare the games on the two, the 64 generally feels as if it's a generation above the speccy. Better sound, smooth scrolling, smooth sprite movement, a choice between multicolour or hi-res monochrome or both mixed together. The 64's mulitcolour graphics are pretty blocky, but once you get the TV style blur effects going, it's quite acceptable..
The first time I tried a spectrum emulator, it took me a while to realise that the way the colors of moving objects affected the background colors (or vice versa) wasn't an emulation bug. And I tried a bunch of emulators in search of smooth scrolling.
Still, the speccy is wining the poll, so I guess it touched the hearts of many fans.